About The 19th JIFF

19th Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival (JIFF19)

When: 8.4.2017 (Fri) - 8.6.2017 (Sun)
Where: Jeongdong Elementary School, Jeongdongjin, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do.
Host by: Gangneung Cinematheque, Korean Film Archive
Character: Outdoor Independent Film Festival
Slogan: A Sky with Falling Stars, A Sea with Rising Films.
Goal: Expanding the base of Independent cinema, Activate the local media culture.

Supervised by: 19th Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival Executive Office
Sponsered by: Gangwon-do, Gangneung-si, Korean Film Council, The Korean Government Employees' Union Gangneung, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Indieplug, The Association of Korean Independent Film&Video, Gangneung Art Cinema
Supported by: Ongari, Studio Ggumteul, Beansroad

About the Festival:
Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival (JIFF) is a summer festival with a celebration of independent films which takes place on the first week of August at Jeongdong Elementary school, co-hosted by Gangenung Cinematheque and Korean Film Archive. In 1999, planned with The Association of Korean Independent Film&Video, JIFF was created with qualities of alternative, independency, and romance, and is holding a screening of independent films with an inclusive atmosphere that actively interact with every audience. Also, JIFF holds audience-friendly programs such as the opening ceremony with the entire audiences, conversations with the directors and actors, and the special audience-award which the audience get to vote for their favorite films with their pocket coins, called 'Cling-Clang Coin Awards', All screening will be held outside for free. Screenings with English subtitles will be announced later on our website.

Address: 1055, Heonhwa-ro, Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea

By Car: Route 7, via South. Gangneung IC, 20min.
By Train: Cheongnyangri (Central Line) - Jeongdongjin (Yeongdong Line), about 5-6 hrs.
By Express Bus: East Seoul Station - Jeongdongjin, about 3hrs 30min.
By Urban Bus: Namdaechun Bus Station - Jeongdongjin, about 30 min.

Shuttle Bus
After every last screening of the day, there will be a free shuttle bus from Jeongdongjin to the downtown Gangneung.
Departure: The Front entrance of Jeongdongjin Elementary School